Winter Haven's long-standing connection to the agriculture industry continues to grow and evolve. Today, we're leveraging our transportation connectivity and industry expertise to cultivate niche specialties in biomass, agri-research, agribusiness technology, and food processing.
Agriculture and related industries provide great power to the economic engines in Winter Haven, in Polk County, and in Florida. Florida produces nearly 300 commodities during its year-round growing season. In Polk County alone, food and fiber sales total $4.5 billion annually and create approximately 35,400 jobs. The Florida Citrus Commission, the Florida Citrus Mutual Growers Association, and the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association are each based in Polk County and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has offices in Winter Haven.